Transphobic Me

When I see a person,With stubble on her face,Caked in make-up,Wearing Kurti or Saree,I whisper to myself,“Be brave.” I put my brave face on,Clutch my bag,And scurry past her,As fast as I can,I don’t even wait,To spare a second glance. And if she approaches me,I’ll swallow my fear,Be respectful and polite,Even given her a smile,And…

The Waning Moon

Even the moon needs a day off,Away from the stars,To start afresh, To start anew.So what are we, darling, Always trying to be seen,Putting our masks on,Being our best selves?Let’s wane a little,Take a tiny break,Away from everything,That demands our presence.Where we love,No one, but ourselves,‘Cause believe it or not,We too need time to reset.  Featured image…

Kid-life Crisis

Homeworks to do,Puzzles to solve,Toys to be put back,Drawings to colour… Then comes the ugly green veggies,That mommy insists I must eat.Oh, please, mommy, for just one day,Can I have ice cream instead? Tell me my favourite story,As you tuck me to bed,Please make sure to check,There’re no monsters underneath. These seem like little things,But…

Muddy Fate

Wash your hands before you eat,Use soap, so that the germs are killed,Not touching food with a muddy hand,It’s such a basic thing to heed. The taste of mud in your food,That’s definitely not good.And it’s so very eww,Not to eat mud, we all know. But what can one do,When muddy is all you taste,Muddy…

How does it feel to be loved?

That adoring gaze,Kisses on the forehead,To be asked if ate,And cared for when I’m sick,I wonder…How does it feelTo be loved? To be called dad’s princess,Or mom’s little angel,To find a soulmate,To truly belong,I wonder…How does it feelTo be loved? To have parents that care,About my life too,Just as much as they care,About the money…

The Tale of a Pawn

Life is like a game of chess,We’re all born with a different fate,Some born a mighty knightWhile some- merely pawns. But don’t you worry little pawn,Keep steady & move on.For only you can rise up,From a life of squalor and impoverishment,To a position of power and prestige,Of a ruler;Your own knight in shining armour. The enemies…

An Unthinkable Change

Reader discretion is advised.This post containts disturbing imagery. You put your tie on,Fix your hair up,Crib about a job that sucks,And you head out for work. With a grocery list in your pocket,Dreams weighed down by responsibilities,You mask your sorrow with a smile,And you get on with your day. Monotony is draining you,But you know…

Little kid in the dusty street

Oh, look at this cute little guy,Doesn’t he take you by surprise?Or does he strike a feeling of horror,Make you wonder, where did his mom go? How heartless must the mother be,Leaving her kid on a dusty street,Tying him to a rusty old truck,As he plays amidst piles of dust? It’s so simple for you…

How Are You?

To be honest, I’m not fine.I wish I could get some wine,Forget everything that’s going wrong,As I listen to some sad songs. Is this the answer you can digest?A little time, can you invest?Tell me that it will all be okay,Listen to all that I have to say. Hug me tight and warm,Make me forget…

I’m Happy

Fake it until you make it,Does it work with happiness too?Cause I put on a smile all day long,As my heart bleeds the saddest songs.I’m happier than I’ve ever been;This is the most beautiful day I’ve seen.I keep telling these lies to myself,In hope that they come true someday.I cry myself to sleep at night,I…